worldbeertaste (1789) - West Midlands, - SEP 28, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Dark dep amber brown with a frothy, lasting tan head. Smells of strong liquorish, ginger, malt, roasted malt, spice and ginger. Medium to light oily body and light carbonation. Tastes like soda but with strong liquorish. elements, Roasted malt with strong dry ginger and a bitter rather metalic finish. The Old Tom is good but the ginger here makes it worse. An interesting novelty though.
hauxe (265) - Butzbach, GERMANY - APR 23, 2016
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours dark brown from the bottle with a thin foamy head. Aroma is a provocative mixture of ginger and roasted caramel malt. Quite appealing. Taste is very sweet, with a warm ginger bite that lingers in the lips. Finish is long, sweet and warming. I like ginger and have enjoyed other Old Tom brews and expected to be a fan of this one. However the ginger is a touch too strong and leaves little room for the malts and hops. Good for drinking when you have a cold.
Fules (209) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - APR 6, 2016
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nagy, nagyon tartós bézs hab, sötétbarna szín. Illata intenzív, a gyömbér szinte mindent elnyom. Íze markánsan és csípősen gyömbéres, némi karamellel, komoly szénsavval, a háttérben felsejlő malátával, alig érezhető komlós kesernyével. Utóíze karamellmalátás és persze csípős gyömbéres. Nem rossz, de egy kicsit túltolták a fűszerezést.
UryBrew (11) - Polzela, SLOVENIA - MAR 29, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
AROMA: malty, caramel, toasty, ginger
APPEARANCE: clear dark red to brown color, with nice white head
TASTE: medium to heavy sweet, light to medium bitter, light to medium sour, spicy ginger dominating
PALATE: light body, thin texture, fizzy carbonation - long finish with ginger and citrus notes
Overall pretty good speciality beer but a little to sweet
veceo (1084) - CROATIA - MAR 10, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reddish brown color, persistent tan head. Aroma of ginger, malt, caramel, some fruitiness. Taste is similar. Strong ginger hotness and spiciness. Not bad at all. Medium body, soft to average carbonation.
azzie (678) - Pula, CROATIA - MAR 10, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0,33l from Interspar supermarket in Koper, Slo. Clear mahogany liquid with big beige head. Smell of ginger and dark sugar, a bit artificial smell. Medium to light body, light carbonation. Taste of molasses and ginger, hot at finish, medium sweetness. Well balanced, not to sweet, easy to drink. Nice.
PintjeFritz (54) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - FEB 27, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice bottle, no details about the hops, malts and drink temperature,
You can smell the ginger at beginning, a red brown clear body with a small head, heavy sweet, not hoppy, a little bit peppery and roasted malts
(I have a 0.33l bottle with best-before date DEC16 L5154 16:08)
Kita (1753) - Koper, SLOVENIA - FEB 5, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 0.33l. Clear dark brown color with thick creamy tan-like head and sparkling appearance. Aroma of grass, ginger, caramel, chocolate and dark fruits. Taste starts with moderate sweet caramel, follows by roasted malt and sweet ginger, mouth feel is spicy, while finish is moderate bitter. Medium body, oily texture and average carbonation in palate. Although I’m not a ginger fan, this one is still surprisingly good...
Sarpa (1262) - FINLAND - DEC 28, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, 33cl, thanks Pekka. Pours clear dark amber, small white head. Ginger. beef stock in the aroma. Sweet, caramel, ginger in the flavor.
mikkopen (1007) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle. Clear dark reddish brown colour, thin white head. Aroma of ginger, with some sweet fruity and malty notes. The flavour is sweetish malty, with toasted and fruity notes, and a heavy dose of ginger. Nicely spicy.
drpimento (2863) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Could be worse, I guess. Anyway, nice large foamy head. Aroma is ginger over toffee an minerals. Flavor’s similar to nose, with tang, sweet standing out. Lingering sweet in finish along with a bit of ginger. Good body.